Horses Welcome

We are delighted that The British Horse Society has approved Stolford Farm Cottages as a Horses Welcome Member. Horse and rider can both enjoy the beautiful Brendon Hills and Exmoor countryside with direct access to bridleways from the farm. Stay at The Cow Shed, our luxury one bed suite for two, or Middle Stolford Cottage, …

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Seeding

Reseeding at Stolford Farm

During late August and early September we reseeded just over 60 acres of the grassland we use for mowing.  We used a mixture of various Ryegrasses, Timothy, Cocksfoot and about 10% white clover in Eight Gates and Netcombe Cottage.  A different mixture of various Ryegrasses with 25% red clover was used on Top Barn, Top …

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Autumn Breaks in Woolacombe

As Woolacombe quietens down, take the opportunity to relax and recharge before the busy festive season with a short break, or Winter holiday, at Coast View. Our new luxury holiday home has stunning views across Woolacombe beach and out to sea. After exploring the Devon coast you can be sure of a cosy and relaxing …

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Planting apple trees

Fruits of our Labour

After planting new trees behind the main house in March, the first of our apples are looking great and ready for the upcoming harvest. We planted these trees with a lot of care, as the conditions for growing apples on the moor aren’t always the best. However, behind the house is a well sheltered, south …

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Lower Stolford

Lower Stolford Revealed

After many decades shrouded in undergrowth and forming the back wall of the lean-to log shed, the recent demolition work has revealed the remains of Lower Stolford farm house, abandoned in the late 1960’s and left to its own devices ever since.  The stone walls are still in decent condition, and we are quite tempted …

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Haylage

Haylage

Steve Hutchinson mowed about 25 acres for haylage on Friday, and about 24 hours later Jason has baled it, finishing at about 10 p.m. The main difference between hay and haylage is the way it is made.  Haylage is cut like hay, but only allowed to semi-wilt and not dry completely.  It is cut later than grass …

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